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Yahoo's come home
New Euro HQ to be opened in Dublin

 11:54 pm on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

In this locked thread [webmasterworld.com]. pmkpmk said:

Yeah, Dublin, then we can have excursions to Overture and Google.

Now you can have Yahoo, too. [rte.ie]

Of course, this is entirely fitting, since the word Yahoo was coined by a Dubliner.

Apologies if this has already been posted, had a quick scan and couldn't see it anywhere.



 5:35 am on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Wow - those trade department guys over in Ireland must be getting some decent pats on the back lately.

Is it a tax thing as well?


 9:44 am on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Everyone in Ireland gets their college fees paid by the government so there are plenty of science/tech graduates.
Couple that with access to the EU market in an English-speaking country and hey presto you have Yahoo/Google/Overture setting up shop here.
Ireland's advantage over Britain is an extremely favourable corporation tax rate.


 4:22 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

corporation tax 10% fixed in Ireland - 32% above 300k a year profit in the UK - let's be realistic - where would you chose to go!


 8:54 pm on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Don't forget as well that many of these companies receive grants under the cross-border peace initiative banner.

Microsoft now have an Office in Belfast which is basically a Satellite of the Dublin office.

[edited by: IanTurner at 5:39 pm (utc) on Feb. 17, 2005]
[edit reason] Unecessary additional comment [/edit]


 4:46 am on Feb 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Dont ya just hate these companies opening up offices in third world countries - just to save a buck!

And before any Irishmen blow a fuse - its just my perverted sense of humour. I know you guys have dial up internet in Dublin!


 11:13 am on Feb 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

> dial up internet

Never use it though. The bush telegraph works just fine here ;)


 5:06 pm on Feb 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Not another Irish search engine. :) All we need now is for MSN to base their European operations here. I wonder is this the eHub of Europe that the politicans were talking about a few years ago?



 4:30 pm on Feb 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Every irish job site has advert for google post so they must be setting up a pretty big shop.... I had to apply... what zane irish man wouldnt want to work for google... imagine the craic.


 9:13 am on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

English speaking country who uses the Euro as does almost of Europe would be my guess as to why these companies are setting up in Ireland.

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